Education Reporter (21-Month Assignment)
The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is seeking an experienced reporter to join Education Lab, an ambitious, groundbreaking project that has had significant impacts on public education in Washington state.  This is a grant-funded, 21-month position.

Candidates should have experience in finding and writing compelling, in-depth stories, ideally about schools and learning.  Strong multi-media skills and experience covering education are big pluses.

The candidate’s track record should demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines; write quick breaking stories as well as longer, more complicated articles in a variety of genres; deliver clean, error-free writing that is fair and well-researched; and use social media and other technology tools to expand contacts, establish visibility and cover news. 

The Seattle Times is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, recognized as one of the best in the country.  We are a family-owned-and-operated company, dedicated to the community we serve. The Times is an equal opportunity employer. Learn more about our company at

 Application information:

To apply, submit the following materials on-line:

 •Cover letter


 •Five samples of your reporting work, preferably attached as Word or PDF files. You are welcome to use URLs to link to your clips, but make sure they aren’t behind a pay wall. To submit URLs, collect them in a single Word document and upload it.

NOTE: Attachments are uploaded on the same page where you upload your resume. After uploading the resume, use your back browser to return to the page and upload additional attachments. Please note: file size limit is 4MB (4,000KB).

Regrettably, we are unable answer a high volume of phone calls and emails. We respectfully request that you use the following email address for application assistance only:

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Minimum Requirements:

-At least three years of reporting experience in a news organization and a track record of front-page, hard-hitting feature stories.

-Undergraduate degree in journalism or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Knack for mining documents to discover stories and trends

-Willingness to work with others in the newsroom to produce well-rounded packages with graphics, photography and multimedia elements.

-Must know how to use the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, and have the

ability to do simple data analysis.

-Must be willing to travel and work unusual schedules when news coverage demands it.

-Must have a vehicle and auto insurance for work-related visits to other sites,  or other reliable means of transportation available with little notice.

-Hours:  M-F 9am-6pm; some wknds, eves

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